Psalms 18:1 ←
I love you, Yahweh, my strength.
Psalms 18:2 ←
Yahweh is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower.
Psalms 18:3 ←
I call on Yahweh, who is worthy to be praised; and I am saved from my enemies.
Psalms 18:4 ←
The cords of death surrounded me. The floods of ungodliness made me afraid.
Psalms 18:5 ←
The cords of Sheol were around me. The snares of death came on me.
Psalms 18:6 ←
In my distress I called on Yahweh, and cried to my God. He heard my voice out of his temple. My cry before him came into his ears.
Psalms 18:7 ←
Then the earth shook and trembled. The foundations also of the mountains quaked and were shaken, because he was angry.
Psalms 18:8 ←
Smoke went out of his nostrils. Consuming fire came out of his mouth. Coals were kindled by it.
Psalms 18:9 ←
He bowed the heavens also, and came down. Thick darkness was under his feet.
Psalms 18:10 ←
He rode on a cherub, and flew. Yes, he soared on the wings of the wind.
Psalms 18:11 ←
He made darkness his hiding place, his pavilion around him, darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies.
Psalms 18:12 ←
At the brightness before him his thick clouds passed, hailstones and coals of fire.
Psalms 18:13 ←
Yahweh also thundered in the sky. The Most High uttered his voice: hailstones and coals of fire.
Psalms 18:14 ←
He sent out his arrows, and scattered them. He routed them with great lightning bolts.
Psalms 18:15 ←
Then the channels of waters appeared. The foundations of the world were laid bare at your rebuke, Yahweh, at the blast of the breath of your nostrils.
Psalms 18:16 ←
He sent from on high. He took me. He drew me out of many waters.
Psalms 18:17 ←
He delivered me from my strong enemy, from those who hated me; for they were too mighty for me.
Psalms 18:18 ←
They came on me in the day of my calamity, but Yahweh was my support.
Psalms 18:19 ←
He brought me out also into a large place. He delivered me, because he delighted in me.
Psalms 18:20 ←
Yahweh has rewarded me according to my righteousness. According to the cleanness of my hands, he has recompensed me.
Psalms 18:21 ←
For I have kept the ways of Yahweh, and have not wickedly departed from my God.
Psalms 18:22 ←
For all his ordinances were before me. I didn’t put away his statutes from me.
Psalms 18:23 ←
I was also blameless with him. I kept myself from my iniquity.
Psalms 18:24 ←
Therefore Yahweh has rewarded me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.
Psalms 18:25 ←
With the merciful you will show yourself merciful. With the perfect man, you will show yourself perfect.
Psalms 18:26 ←
With the pure, you will show yourself pure. With the crooked you will show yourself shrewd.
Psalms 18:27 ←
For you will save the afflicted people, but the arrogant eyes you will bring down.
Psalms 18:28 ←
For you will light my lamp, Yahweh. My God will light up my darkness.
Psalms 18:29 ←
For by you, I advance through a troop. By my God, I leap over a wall.
Psalms 18:30 ←
As for God, his way is perfect. Yahweh’s word is tried. He is a shield to all those who take refuge in him.
Psalms 18:31 ←
For who is God, except Yahweh? Who is a rock, besides our God,
Psalms 18:32 ←
the God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect?
Psalms 18:33 ←
He makes my feet like deer’s feet, and sets me on my high places.
Psalms 18:34 ←
He teaches my hands to war, so that my arms bend a bow of bronze.
Psalms 18:35 ←
You have also given me the shield of your salvation. Your right hand sustains me. Your gentleness has made me great.
Psalms 18:36 ←
You have enlarged my steps under me, My feet have not slipped.
Psalms 18:37 ←
I will pursue my enemies, and overtake them. I won’t turn away until they are consumed.
Psalms 18:38 ←
I will strike them through, so that they will not be able to rise. They shall fall under my feet.
Psalms 18:39 ←
For you have armed me with strength to the battle. You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.
Psalms 18:40 ←
You have also made my enemies turn their backs to me, that I might cut off those who hate me.
Psalms 18:41 ←
They cried, but there was no one to save; even to Yahweh, but he didn’t answer them.
Psalms 18:42 ←
Then I beat them small as the dust before the wind. I cast them out as the mire of the streets.
Psalms 18:43 ←
You have delivered me from the strivings of the people. You have made me the head of the nations. A people whom I have not known shall serve me.
Psalms 18:44 ←
As soon as they hear of me they shall obey me. The foreigners shall submit themselves to me.
Psalms 18:45 ←
The foreigners shall fade away, and shall come trembling out of their strongholds.
Psalms 18:46 ←
Yahweh lives! Blessed be my rock. Exalted be the God of my salvation,
Psalms 18:47 ←
even the God who executes vengeance for me, and subdues peoples under me.
Psalms 18:48 ←
He rescues me from my enemies. Yes, you lift me up above those who rise up against me. You deliver me from the violent man.
Psalms 18:49 ←
Therefore I will give thanks to you, Yahweh, among the nations, and will sing praises to your name.
Psalms 18:50 ←
He gives great deliverance to his king, and shows loving kindness to his anointed, to David and to his offspring, forever more.